Sony Has Decided About The PlayStation 5’s Pricing Quite Early

Sony has decided the PlayStation 5 Standard Edition and the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition pricing before the coronavirus has become a global pandemic.

„[…] we fixed on our product lineup late last year. Our preferred pricing was determined early in this calendar year, pre-lockdown. And we just got on and executed with what we wanted to do. It didn’t [change], no. We’ve been able to launch [the] PlayStation 5 at $399, €399, with all the horsepower and the feature set that the console has, at the same price that we launched [the] PlayStation 4 back in 2013. That was important for us, and we’re very happy that we’ve been able to do that. 399 worked very well for us last time around and we’d like it to work very well for us this time round, too,” Jim Ryan, the president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, told EDGE in an interview. It was snipped by WCCFTech. The problem with that quote is that the 399 price is for the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition. The one that has no Ultra HD Blu-ray drive, forcing its owner to buy games off the PlayStation Store, giving more of a profit margin to Sony.

He also teased how the PlayStation 5’s line-up will have great games earlier in its life cycle: „[…] the other thing I’d say is that the 2021 lineup is likewise of a different level than we’ve ever seen before. People rightly point back to our first-party Worldwide Studios games as being one of the defining things about the PlayStation 4 generation. But often less remarked upon is the fact that the great first-party games came in the second part of the cycle. And we will have games of that quality, but we’re going to have them earlier in the cycle this time around,” Ryan added.

His comments fall in line with what Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, said previously, claiming that the holiday 2021 line-up will be much more important than what the late 2020 titles are.

Source: WCCFTech

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